Pittsburgh, PA (PressExposure) April 11, 2013 -- Global Ride Productions, has returned to its roots to re-shoot and reproduce their most popular cycling video series; The Hawaii Rides. This time however, instead of just 3 DVDs, there will be 3 box sets totally at least 9 DVDs. Today's release of the Big Island Rides is the first with the Kauai Rides currently in the final stages of editing and enhancing. These are all one hour cycling training videos and are available on their globalride.net website as well as through Amazon for $24.95.
Even though the standard box set price has been $74.95 since the company was founded, these DVDs have excluded the previous cross training section and have instead reduced the price to $59.95. In 2007 Global Ride Productions set out to transform the Spinning® experience into a more cycling specific and realistic outdoor biking experience. This brand of virtual cycling videos targets health clubs, fitness facilities, and independent indoor cycling studios, but is loved by cyclists riding at home as well.
In the winter of 2006, Gene Nacey, founder of Global Ride Productions found himself spinning at a local health club to stay in shape for the upcoming mountain bike race season. With the first class, Mr. Nacey felt something was missing in that room, and in his mind - it was the beauty and challenge of riding outdoors. The vision for an indoor group class that could see what he sees when he rides outdoors started to become more and more clear with every class he took.
After improving his fitness over the winter through indoor cycling that year, it was clear that the experience and even the training could be enhanced by creating an environment that brought the outside in. That set him on the journey that today has come full circle, from the initial exploratory footage on Hawaii to the current footage that was shot with 3 times the crew and cameras.
While this seems like a logical business endeavor, what made it unique was his intent to create the virtual cycling experience in group cycling classes (often called Spin® classes) in health clubs and independent studios. To introduce the concept he took the show on the road after the first box set was completed in 2008. Now, 5 years later, they have tripled their production and have produced the first remake of rides that will captivate and challenge any bike rider or serious cyclist.
"What I'm most proud of is that we have completed this project in just 3 and ½ months. While we shot it last spring, we had to get out our Spain series before we could even touch Hawaii, but we did it. I think our customers will be delighted with the different type of terrain and riding this new Big Island series has to offer." Said Gene Nacey, founder of Global Ride's DVDs
The second box set is set on "The Garden Isle"; the island of Kauai. This is the smallest of all the islands, and yet it offered the most challenging ride of all. In addition, the feedback from the Spain series regarding our mic'ing of our coach while he was riding on the road and being filmed was so good, we put a mic on both Coach Gino and Coach Tom to create a more dynamic give and take of instruction and ride tips as they ride through paradise.
The final DVD we completed in order to release the box set is Big Island, Big Ocean View. This is meant to serve as a type of replacement for the Oceanside ride that became sold out in December of last year. That ride, while almost 100% flat, was one of our most popular of all the single DVDs. Now riders will be able to purchase the upgraded Oceanside ride for less than the original at only $24.95.
Global Ride Productions, 367 Plum Street, Oakmont, PA 15139, Contact: christina at cyclingfusion dot com
Global Ride Productions is the market leader in the virtual cycling experience. The training DVDs are produced and used in both the home and group indoor cycling or Spinning® environments. Film editing and other post production work is conducted at the Cycling Fusion Film studio based in Oakmont, PA (about 20 minutes outside of downtown Pittsburgh.), where riders are trained for improved performance and indoor cycling instructors are trained and certified to lead very cycling specific Indoor Cycling classes.